Archive: 21/11/2006

Proteins anchor memories in our brain

A University of Utah study suggests that memories are held in our brains because certain proteins serve as anchors, holding other proteins in place to strengthen synapses, which are connections between nerve cells.

dateNov 21, 2006 in Medical research
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Teeth: a future renewable natural resource?

Most vertebrates have continuous tooth generation, meaning that lost teeth are replaced with new teeth. Mammals, however, including humans, have teeth that are generally only replaced once, when milk teeth are replaced with ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in Medical research
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A Bunch of Electron Chicanery

As the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) takes shape over the next few years, one of the key issues occupying the minds of physicists is controlling the size and shape of the electron pulses used to generate the x-ray laser ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in General Physics
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Samsung Develops World’s Slimmest Mobile LCD Screen

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in Hardware
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